Introductory training to Academic Presentations【introductory-level】
Date and time
2019.06.22 (Sat) （13:00-16:00）
Hokkaido University Multimedia Education Building, 3rd floor, Studio type Seminar Room
Dr. Kenichi YAMAMOTO (Associate Professor, IAHE, Hokkaido University)
Those who are belonging to higher education facilities (including graduate-students)
12 participants (on first-come first-served basis)
Since you will be presenting for 5 minutes in a group, please prepare and bring materials for your presentation (participants will be informed about the details in advance).
There are many opinions, like: “What matters are the contents of presentation (research contents) and the presentation skills are not that important”. Is that so? It is obvious that the contents should be good. However, no matter how good the contents are – if they don’t convey your thoughts, you cannot receive advice from other researchers, your research cannot spread to others and you cannot acquire funds, etc.
There are a lot of people who feel that they have difficulties in communicating in their own way, in a limited time such as conference presentations. Presentations can be done to some extent by getting used to it, but it is not something that can be improved simply by getting accustoming.
In order to acquire the basic knowledge, skills and attitude are necessary for doing presentations. This training will be conducted in a practical way. It is an introduction to find out what tasks are necessary for a presenter to create a presentation that is easy to transmit to others. It is a training for people who is not good at presentations and people who want to learn the basics. Participants need to prepare an oral presentation using slides or a poster.